Monday, January 14, 2013

Cuusoo of the Week: January 6th to January 12th

Sidebar Update

The sidebar monitoring of Cuusoo is continuing well. There has been some data loss though so it is behind by a few days.  Working on some changes so it does not happen again

Just hit the Stage

Spice Girls  just came out this Monday and they are already moving up the charts with determined speed.

Regardless of what you think of the band, the figs are fabulous.  But the real power is getting the message out there.  This project has 180 tweets and counting.  Let this be a lesson to Lego fans of its power to promote.



Pick of the Week

Police Patrol VTOL Valkyria
by Ruiquintas


A great introduction to Cuusoo for Ruiquintas.  The craft has some great geometries, creative touches, and what appears to be a high swoosh factor.

I really like the blue strip of vertical brick on the sides followed up with snotted details.  The rounded and wedged plates combined for the wings are fantastic.  The square window right behind the windscreen is very appealing as well.  There appears to be a bit of greeble going on under the wings which adds a bit of realism to the design, in my opinion.

Honorable Mentions

Cozy Bungalow
by Jaystepher

Support Level: 58

Jaystepher continues his series of fully implemented homes with this Bungalow.  I think this is my favorite yet as it packs so much into such a little space.  Much like an actual home it would be the most economical of his presented architectures.

This build also just feels like a real home to me.  The oven even has a vent hood for crying out loud!  Had this been Jaystepher's first Cuusoo project, it certainly would be my pick of the week


Sandpeople Patrol
by Daiman

Support Level: 199

Daiman continues their series of Star Wars creatures with vignettes.  For far too long, Star Wars Lego fans been without a Bantha.  I think Daiman has really captured the balance between authenticity and playfulness in this design.



Clone Wars Brick-built minifig-scale Beast + Riders Packs
by Sepsymp


Support Level: 23

I am always impressed with how much life Sepsymp can manage to integrate into brick.  These two new beasts are no exception to their previously presented quality of design and build. 



Week of Cuusoo

The accurate DNA structure 〜from JAPAN〜
by Sicp__dna

Support Level: 244

I like the basic concept of this set but personally I don't "get it."  I don't quite understand the projects that seem to be trying to use Lego in a very specific way that might be better served with something a bit more dedicated.  If there is a big market for this, I would suggest kickstarting a project to make the four DNA bases as single parts.  In the long run it would likely be cheaper, AND the parts could be designed to only link appropriately instead of all the invalid links this model technically allows.  

Still, I think it is a creative idea and I wish them luck with it.

Sandpeople Patrol
by Daiman

Support Level: 199

see above

Cozy Bungalow
by Jaystepher

Support Level: 58

see above


Police Patrol VTOL Valkyria
Support Level: 48
R2-D2 mid size
Support Level: 36

Stitch Experiment 626
Support Level: 32
Batman Technic Tumbler
Support Level: 28

TIE Defender
Support Level: 22

- Vintage  Flying saucer -
Support Level: 19
Gangnam Style-PSY
Support Level: 18
Forest Ranger Station
Support Level: 13

TIE Avenger
Support Level: 13
Val de Loire Collection
Support Level: 13

Space Habitat
Support Level: 12
Invisible Hand
Support Level: 11
Beach Hut
Support Level: 10


Micro Star Wars space ships
Support Level: 8
Go-karts
Support Level: 8
25" CN Tower Toronto CA
Support Level: 8

Senior Builds
Support Level: 8

THE SILVER GHOST
Support Level: 5
Mutiny onboard HMS Bounty
Support Level: 4
Supersonic Jet
Support Level: 4

Technic Claw Series
Support Level: 1

yellow droid arms
Support Level: 1